Top teams

Fairfax (16-12); Langley (17-8); South Lakes (15-7)

Top players

G Connor Barrand, Marshall, 6-0, Sr.

G Zack Burnett, Fairfax, 6-0, Sr.

B.J. Koubaroulis and Brandon Parker preview some of the top players and programs in the DMV area to watch this basketball season. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

G Justin Galiani, Langley, 6-4, So.

C John Pascoe, McLean, 6-5, Sr.

G John Robic, Fairfax, 6-1, Sr.


Burnett (18.2 points per game) and Robic (10 ppg) form one of the region’s top backcourts, making Fairfax a strong contender this season. The Rebels make their living around the perimeter, riding sharpshooting that Coach Mike Barbee hopes will make up for their lack of size. . . .

Langley possesses a balanced attack with all five starters back — including leading scorers Galiani and Brad Dotson who are both capable of reaching double figures on any given night. . . . Four graduating starters took most of South Lakes’ offensive firepower with them, but many still consider the Seahawks a sleeper with the athleticism of Junior Ebott and Brandon Kamga, who had 20 points in the season opener. . . . Pascoe is charged with leading defending district champ McLean, which lost its top five scorers.